Issue 2 - 2023 200dpi

3 February 2000 Edition

Efforts continue to avert disaster

3 February 2000

Sinn Féin has been working flat-out this week in an effort to save the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process, which have been pushed to the brink of collapse by unionist threats. Free article

20,000 attend Bloody Sunday commemoration

3 February 2000

Around 20,000 people marched in Derry on Sunday, 30 January, to commemorate the killings of 14 people at the hands of British Paratroopers 28 years ago. Free article

Anger as Clegg is cleared

3 February 2000

Sinn Féin President and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has described the acquittal of British Paratrooper Lee Clegg of the last charges relating to the killing of two West Belfast youths as ``the final insult to the families and the wider nationalist community''. Free article

British dirty tricks over Bloody Sunday

3 February 2000

Relatives of those killed by British Paratroopers on Bloody Sunday in 1972 have accused the British Army and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of trying to undermine the Saville Inquiry and thwart the search for truth and justice. Free article


Northern judiciary in sectarian Bar brawl

3 February 2000

An attempt by unionist barristers to block the Bar Council's financial support for two Catholic barristers contesting the imposition of an oath of allegiance to the British Crown as a prerequisite to promotion was defeated during a special meeting of the council last week. The meeting, of almost 500 members, was convened after over 100 unionist barristers signed a motion calling on the Bar Council to withdraw its support. Free article

Judges remarks a ``disgrace''

3 February 2000

A judge who said Martin Meehan ``is a well known republican terrorist'' has in turn been branded a ``disgrace'' by the Sinn Féin representative. Free article

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